Yesterday was my birthday, and I had a lovely time. I got to feeling so buoyant I decided that today I would give a present to someone. Two presents, actually.
I have written two mysteries, and the latest one is RAINY DAY WOMEN. If you haven't yet read it, check out the first four chapters online for free.
Go here http://austinstarr.com/
Then click on the link on the upper left to open a PDF file containing the beginning of the book. That is the first present.
If you'd like a chance to win a free copy of this mystery, then leave a comment below and include a few words about why you'd like to read it. That's the second present a lucky person will win.
RAINY DAY WOMEN is rated 4.7 stars (out of 5) on Amazon, and people have enjoyed it a lot. It tells the story of Austin Starr, a young married woman with an infant who chooses to fly across the continent to help out a dear friend in trouble. So much trouble that she is accused of murder.
The time is 1969, and Austin Starr stumbles into the budding world of women's liberation because both the victim and the prime suspect (Austin's pal) belong to a women's consciousness raising group. The historical details are accurate, but not heavy-handed. Women who lived in that era have told me how surprised they were at the memories my book brings back, saying they had forgotten how different it was, way back then. Younger readers express shock at some everyday happenings.
I hope you'll take a look at the free pages and be enticed to read more. Deadline for comments: Sunday evening, 6 pm central time, February 21.